Friday Phrase

Intermediate level

Half-baked

Episode 191115 / 15 Nov 2019

HALF-BAKED

We can say that something is half-baked when it is incomplete and/or not good enough. We often use this phrase to describe ideas or concepts.

Example Sentences

  • You need to think more deeply about your business plans. You just have a half-baked idea at present.
  • The school has come up with a half-baked scheme to have students mark their own homework.
  • I still think my idea is half-baked, so I'm going to take a bit more time to think it through before I pitch it to the boss.
  • The opposition has attacked the government's latest proposals on immigration as half-baked measures that will never get approved by parliament.

 

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